collabs (New Category)

  • 2 or more people collaborating on a song of any kind​

  • The selection committee will select Collabs finalists based on vibe and chemistry between the collaborators, as well as all the criteria noted under the type of song they choose to share (Mele Hawaiʻi criteria for those sharing Hawaiian songs, and so on).

  • Bonus if you choose to share how the collaborators came to know each other, or grow their pilina through music, things like that.

  • If individual members of the collaboration are of different age groups, they will be entered into the age group of the performer singing in lead.

  •  If there are multiple performers taking turns in lead, then they will be entered into the age group of the majority of performers in lead (i.e. if 2 of 3 singers are ʻŌpio (middle/high students), they will be entered into that age group).

  • If there is an even split across age groups of performers in lead, then they will be entered into the older age group (i.e. if there are 2 ʻŌpio and 2 Makua in lead, then they will be placed in the Makua/Kupuna age group).